The 2024 PGT PLO Series presented by PLO Mastermind continued at the PokerGO Studio from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with Event #8: $15,100 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Alex Foxen bagged the chip lead and holds over 35% of the chips in play as six players remain. Lou Garza, Michael Duek, Joao Simao, Eelis Parssinen, and Erik Seidel round out the players who will return for the final day as play resumes at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 28 with the delayed final table stream beginning at 1 p.m. PT on PokerGO.

The 83-entrant field created a prize pool of $1,245,000 of which the top 12 finishers earned a piece. After a fairly lengthy bubble that saw several stacks dwindle, Bryce Yockey was the unfortunate bubble boy when he got his chips in good, before Simao made a backdoor flush. Among those to cash were Dan Smith (12th), James Calderaro (11th), Jordan Spurlin (10th), and Sam Soverel (9th).

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Later in the night, Jesse Lonis and Duek got their chips in on the flop with monster hands. Both players turned a straight, but the river gave Duek a better straight to leave Lonis with crumbs. On the following hand, Lonis was eliminated in eighth place and seven players converged on a single table. After nearly another hour of play, John Fauver would check-call every street and see the bad news as Foxen tabled a full house to eliminate Fauver in seventh place, while the six remaining players bagged to return for the streamed final table.

Event #2 winner Parssinen will have an opportunity to overtake fellow Finn Samuli Sipila in the race for the PGT Gold Cup and $10,000 PGT Passport. Samuli won Event #4 and Event #7 and currently sits atop the leaderboard with 544 points. If Parssinen were to navigate this final table to victory, he would leapfrog into first with 565 points.

Each player has locked up $62,250 but all eyes will be on the $348,600 first-place prize, 349 PGT points, and Event #8 trophy.

2024 PGT PLO Series Event #8 Final Table

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 Eelis Parssinen Finland 855,000
2 Lou Garza United States 2,470,000
3 Joao Simao Brazil 1,450,000
4 Alex Foxen United States 3,695,000
5 Michael Duek United States 1,495,000
6 Erik Seidel United States 510,000

When play resumes, there is 16:35 remaining in Level 15 with blinds at 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 big blind ante. The button is on Erik Seidel, there is a dead small blind, and Eelis Parssinen is in the big blind.

Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT and the final table will be streamed on delay starting at 1 p.m. PT on PokerGO.com.

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